A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster.

A Voyage Round the World…
A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster.

Dublin: J. Exshaw, et al, 1772.

Octavo, with a folding map and folding plate of native canoe; bookplate and old ownership inscriptions of the Le Power (later De la Poer, later still Lord Power) families; contemporary calf.

First Dublin edition

The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue of the text of the first London edition of the same year and incorporating the Tahitian word-list. Such Irish printings are effectively piracies; typically the text remains unchanged while the (harder to copy) maps and illustrations are partly or completely dropped; this edition has a map and a plate.

The first Dublin edition, very scarce: a smaller format issue of the text of the first London edition of the same year and incorporating the Tahitian word-list. Such Irish printings are effectively piracies; typically the text remains unchanged while the (harder to copy) maps and illustrations are partly or completely dropped; this edition has a map and a plate.

Hill, 166; Kroepelien, 114.

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies     Ref: #3602333

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